History of Transportation
Tourism Region: Saskatchewan Southwest Tourism Association
The Saskatchewan Western Development Museum of Social and Economic history for the province of Saskatchewan. It is a network of four exhibit branches in the cities of Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon, Yorkton, with a curatorial centre in Saskatoon. The History of Transportation is the theme of the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum
About the Collections
Transportation including air, land, rail, water artifacts.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 2,000
The Western Development Museum's History of Transportation features exhibits relating to the Province's Transportation History including automobiles, trucks, horsedrawn vehicles, locomotives and rolling stock and airplanes; there are feature exhibits on the Snowbirds, Canada's famous air demonstration squadron, and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; a new exhibit featuring "Classy Cars" from the WDM collection opened in late 1997
Military History and Technology
: Motorized ground
: Non-motorized ground
Services & Activities
Education Programs provide curriculum-related information with reference to artifacts, and often provide students with hands-on experience
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Other: Wheels & Runners; ABC box; Load Nonsense; Museum Learning Days; Christmas of the Past; Demonstrations include, ice cream and butter making, available upon request.
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Other: meeting room rental
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 88
Activities: Assist with interpretation, organization and demonstrations for school and public programs and special events.
Free admission to all four WDM branchers for members, their partners and dependent children; free entry to WDM summer shows and events; "Sparks off the Anvil" the regular newsletter of the WDM; 10% discount at the WDM gift shops and 10% on menu items at Saskatoon's Boomtown Cafe; advance notification of WDM classes, invitations to events and exhibit openings, recognition in Annual Report and tax receipts for gifts exceeding the membership fee.
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Picnic Area •
Catering Services •
Publications and Products
Annual Reports •
Museum Guide •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
50 Diefenbaker Drive
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Hours of Operation
Open: Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.*
*Monday closing January through March.
Closed at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Adults $8.50; Senior (seniors age 65) $7.50; Student (students any age with valid student card) $5.75; Child (age 6-12 years) $2.00; Preschool (age 5 years and younger) Free; Family (parents or guardians & dependant children under 18 years) $18.50